In this offseason of not-much-news, we have a new list of rankings. This doe snot rank how good the teams are, nor is it the Top 100 players in the NFL, but this actually ranks each franchise based on the overall organization. Foxsports.com uses a 10-point scale to rate each team's owner, quarterback, head coach, front office, coaching staff and intangibles to make up the list of NFL organizations from number first to worst.
In years past, the Cardinals probably would have been ranked near the bottom. No longer. Hit the jump and see where they rank currently, even after a terrible 5-11 campaign.
In the rankings, the Cardinals rank second in the NFC West and 16th overall. Their ratings were as such:
ARIZONA CARDINALS: 36
Front office: 9
Coaching staff: 6
The article thinks highly of Arizona's front office, but still holds the contempt for the Bidwill family that has been around for quite some time. Coach Ken Whisenhunt is rated highly, as you can see, and is described as "the perfect coach for the Cardinals."
The one thing that was attempted in humor was about the quarterback situation. The rating that was given to the Cardinals was based on a likely acquiring of Kevin Kolb. "If it wasn't for that potential," it reads, "it would be a minus-4."
The top of the list is not surprising. The Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles round out the top of the list. The bottom is also not shocking. The worst rated organizations (from the bottom) are the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans, Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins.